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Dell has launched a pilot program to provide high-performance computing systems to European universities and other organizations. The market for high-performance computing servers grew 15.5 percent in 2007 to reach a record $11.6 billion, according to IDC. It’s not a completely random venture for Dell, which […]

Dell has launched a pilot program to provide high-performance computing systems to European universities and other organizations. The market for high-performance computing servers grew 15.5 percent in 2007 to reach a record $11.6 billion, according to IDC. It’s not a completely random venture for Dell, which has 25 computers on the Top 500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers, but it is an example of the computer giant chasing growing markets. We’ll see if this pilot makes its way stateside.

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  1. dell rules the market of computers. Although other companies are present, but for some reason the biggest corporate provider is dell.

  2. Great to hear that Dell is playing more and more in the HPC space. Getting the multicore servers into the hands of students is key to educating the next generation of developers (among others).

    Of course once multicore hardware is available, what’s left is learning to program it. For what it’s worth, here’s one resource on multicore programming: an e-Book on multicore programming. covers programming approaches including OpenMP, Intel’s TBB, Pthreads, Cilk++, MPI…
    http://www.cilk.com/multicore-e-book

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